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Saba News Archive: News Items

Two board members elected for Chamber of Commerce

Leonieke Zuiddam of St. Eustatius and Hermanus Van Xanten for Saba were duly elected on Tuesday as members of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Eustatius and Saba board. Announcing the result, the Chamber’s Public Re­lations Director Ebbie Schmidt congratulated the elected candidates and conveyed her best wishes …

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School bus drivers in the spotlight

The Public Entity Saba decided to put the school bus drivers and their team leader James Bennett “Benny” Johnson in the spotlight. A get-together was organized for the bus drivers on December 4 where the bus drivers received a certificate from Head of the Human Resources Department Miguela Gumbs. From …

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Caribbean Ties exhibition opened at Saba Heritage Center

The Saba Heritage Center in Windwardside since last week has become the temporary home for the “Caribbean Ties: Connected People, Then and Now” international exhibition, facilitated by Leiden University and the Saba Archaeological Center (SABARC). The exhibition will remain on Saba until May 2020. The exhibition, which was officially opened …

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Juliana’s Hotel opens Captains’ Suites

Juliana’s Hotel in the Windwardside on Thursday officially opened its new Captains’ Suites. Under the supervision of hotel owners Wim and Johanna Schutten, the once derelict building, formerly part of the Captain’s Quarter Hotel, was turned into four spacious suites. During a well-attended festive reception in the afternoon hours, Saba …

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17 children win single-use plastics ban poster contest

Last month pupils of the Sacred Heart school (SHS) were asked to make a poster about plastic pollution, the upcoming ban on single-use plastic and to promote recycling. A winning poster was selected from each grade. As grade five stood out in terms of creativity, two winning posters were selected …

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Looking ahead and back on Saba Day

Sabans and invited guests from the other islands turned up in large numbers to celebrate Saba Day in The Bottom on Friday, December 6. The 44th Saba Day ceremony featured messages by Island Governor Jonathan Johnson, Commissioners Rolando Wilson and Bruce Zagers, and several performances. The official part of the …

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SXM Sabans

A group of Sabans living and holding executive positions in St. Maarten recently gathered in recognition of the service of former caretaker Prime Minister and fellow Saban Wycliffe Smith. The group released a photo of their get-together to mark Saba Day and wish Saban people in Saba and abroad, a …

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Surinamese Consul-General Daniël visits Saba

Consul-General of the Republic Suriname to the Dutch Caribbean H. Agnes E. Daniël is visiting Saba this week. This is the first time that the Consul-General, who was appointed in October 2018 for a period of four years, visits Saba. Stationed in Curaçao, Mrs. Daniël represents the Republic Suriname on …

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UNICEF presents results 2019 situation analysis to Saba stakeholders

UNICEF Netherlands hosted a presentation on the 2019 situation analysis for stakeholders on Saba on Wednesday, December 4. During the presentation, representatives of UNICEF presented the key findings of the Situation Analysis Children and Adolescents in the Caribbean Netherlands and elaborated on the recommendations. The Public Entity Saba, as well …

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Survey on energy use Saba households

The Public Entity Saba and the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) have asked Milieu Centraal, a Dutch consumer information organization that specializes in energy saving methods and sustainability, to carry out a survey on energy use in Saban households. Residents are asked to fill in a questionnaire. …

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